BDO USA’s Charles Dewhurst & Rafael Ortiz Named to Who’s Who in Energy 2015

December 2015

Meghan Warren
Bliss Integrated Communication
meghan@blissintegrated.com

CHICAGO – BDO USA, LLP is proud to announce that Charles Dewhurst, international liaison partner and
leader of BDO USA's Natural Resources practice, and Rafael Ortiz, partner in the Natural Resources practice, have been named to the list of Who’s Who in Energy 2015 by the American City Business Journals. The designation recognizes the leadership of key energy industry professionals from across the country in the fields of exploration, production, law, engineering, finance, consulting and accounting, among others.
 
Dewhurst serves as the global Natural Resources practice leader for BDO International, coordinating natural resources services for BDO member firms worldwide. Based in Houston, Dewhurst has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, assisting clients in navigating the compliance, regulatory and cultural issues they face when entering new global markets.   
 
Ortiz, who is based in San Antonio, has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting specializing in the oil and gas industry. Ortiz provides accounting, auditing and consulting services for large and mid-sized publicly held and private corporations, including those engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Ortiz is also the country coordinator for Mexico and other BDO Latin American offices who need assistance with their energy clients. 
 
“Charles and Rafael have both dedicated their careers to the energy industry, and are more than deserving of this recognition,” said Ron Martin, Southwest assurance regional managing partner at BDO. “Their deep knowledge, vast wealth of experience and strong commitment to the energy sector make them invaluable resources to our clients.”
 
Who’s Who in Energy is compiled and published by leading business journals in major U.S. markets where energy is shaping the local economy, including Dallas, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio and St. Louis. Dewhurst was named to the list by the Houston Business Journal this year, and previously was named to the list in 2014 and 2012. Ortiz was named to the list by the San Antonio Business Journal.
 
You can read more about Mr. Dewhurst, Mr. Ortiz and Who’s Who in Energy in the November 27 editions of the Houston Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
 
About BDO USA
 
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 63 offices and more than 450 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,408 offices in 154 countries. 
 
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